December 2014

Found 12 blog entries for December 2014.



If you like to walk a real down-to-earth neighborhood, then Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia is the one.  Mount Vernon Avenue is a true Main Street, like yester year’s, complete with eclectic stores, family oriented pizza restaurants, barbecue spots, artsy shops, and popular “Cheesetique” named “Best Mac + Cheese in the U.S.” by Food + Wine magazine.  Neighbors and kids catch up on the sidewalks alongside their dogs.  Del Ray is located very close to George Washington Parkway, I-395, the Capital Beltway and the Braddock Road Metro Station; DC is 10 minutes by car.  Four Capital Bikeshare stations are in the area as well.

Lined with independent businesses, artsy Del Ray is replete with special events like Art on the Avenue, as well as wellness businesses. 

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Friendship Heights is a shopping mecca for Washingtonians.  With the feel of a wealthy suburb but with a DC address, Friendship Heights is a place you can live, work and play.  It’s located at the border of both northwest DC and a wedge of southern Montgomery County, Maryland.  A walkable neighborhood with excellent retail and transportation options, Friendship Heights offers upscale retail stores and a selection of restaurants as well as residential and office space and the Friendship Heights Metro Station on the Red Line, making it a very convenient neighborhood.

Residents and visitors are drawn to Friendship Heights for the shopping along a stretch of Wisconsin Avenue that runs the gamut of retail from T.J. Maxx and a few discount shops at the

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Barracks Row has gone from a once bleak stretch of Eighth Street SE to a warm welcoming attractive destination on Capitol Hill.  In part a symbol of a major revitalization project in DC, Barracks Row has become an “it” community with heavy foot traffic on weekends and evenings out.  It is an easy walk from the U.S. Capitol to the 5-blocks that stretch south from Pennsylvania Avenue to the end of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard.  

The historic Barracks Row is an area where you can get fresh sushi, fancy cupcakes, international cuisine, exotic teas, shop at unique eco-friendly boutiques and even indulge in acting classes by the Shakespeare Theater Company, not to mention enjoy wine boutiques, critically-acclaimed eateries (Hello Rose’s Luxury!) and

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The up-and-coming waterfront neighborhood Capitol Riverfront is evolving into one of DC’s most interesting places to live.  The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood has several undeveloped parcels that may attract additional new condo developments.  Within a mile’s walk are the U.S. Capitol, the congressional office buildings and the Barracks Row dining and entertainment district, Capitol Riverfront is also walking distance to the Navy Yard Metro Station and is such a highly walkable area that it draws young professionals, young couples and empty nesters who want to enjoy city life.  A huge draw is its waterside location.  Few DC neighborhoods offer a chance to live along the river.  The emerging neighborhood in the SE and SW quadrant of DC is near The

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2014 has been a banner year for Capitol Hill real estate, with more than 200 homes selling within just 10 days of being listed.  Capitol Hill is the largest residential neighborhood in DC stretching from the U.S. Capitol along wide avenues, bordering Southeast and Northeast.  Its boundaries are the Anacostia River to the east, H Street corridor to the north, Southeast/Southwest Freeway to the south, and the Washington Navy Yard to the west.  Capitol Hill has earned a well-respected reputation for some of the best historic architecture in DC.

The median sales price in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC is up 6.5% from last year, to $692,000 this year.  Homes are on the market for an average of 28 days this year compared to 29 days last year.  Of the 200

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a penthouse condo located at 1480 Evans Farm Drive #301, McLean VA 22101 in McLean’s Evans Farm community.  This condo features 3 BR / 3.5 BA / 3,557 SF of living space and closed on December 10th, 2014 for $1.3M / $365 SF.  Two garage parking spaces conveyed with this unit.

This top-level unit offers an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, den/library, formal dining room, gas fireplace and three balconies.  Convenient and secure elevator access is available to the unit from the parking garage. Evans Farm is an upscale gated community located off Dolly Madison Boulevard in the heart of McLean.  This location inside the Beltway is close to Tyson’s Corner and offers

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The 125-unit Porto Vecchio condominium development embraces an unbeatable waterfront location in the coveted historic neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia.  The Mediterranean-style mid-rise 8-story building on the Potomac River is located near the Capital Beltway at George Washington Parkway convenient to restaurants, shops, public transportation and parks.  With views of Belle Haven Marina and Dyke Marsh, Porto Vecchio is in southwest Old Town at South Washington Street and South Alfred Street on the edge of the affluent Belle Haven community.

From the solarium of the Porto Vecchio, residents enjoy panoramic views of the night lights from National Harbor and beautiful sunrise views of the waterfront.  The Mediterranean-style condos in the

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Cool new sleek condos in the hot U Street Corridor are now for sale in the former Atlantic Plumbing supply building in DC.  Set for a Spring 2015 move-in date, the 62 condos are ultra modern with 9-foot tall ceilings and expansive ceiling-to-floor glass windows for maximum city views in a neighborhood at the creative center of the arts, entertainment and culture.  With an address at 2030 8th Street, NW, the location is at the epicenter of DC’s most creative area and walking distance to unique cafes, bars, art galleries and boutiques.

The 10-story 2030 Atlantic Plumbing residential development offers new condos designed by renowned architect Morris Adjmi.  In addition to walls of glass and high ceilings, every condo has customized interior finishes

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The award-winning mid-Century modern enclave of Hollin Hills in Alexandria, Virginia is a stunning example of modern architecture and landscape.  The neighborhood is close to DC offering mature shaded trees, large yards and privacy away from the urban bustle.  Hollin Hills is located about 10 miles from the nation’s Capital and biking distance to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and near walking trails, parklands and 2 miles south of Alexandria and the Capital Beltway between Fort Hunt Road and U.S. Route 1.

The neighborhood of 450 homes was built by Robert C. Davenport in the 1940s and designed by DC architect Charles M. Goodman.  The award-winning enclave is part of the Historic District on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  It was

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For people who want to be car-free and live in an urban neighborhood, Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia offers a ton of everyday conveniences (including its own Crystal City Metro Station) where you can live, shop and work close to DC.  It is ideal for commuters since it’s as close to DC as you can get outside of downtown with many public transportation options. You can even do all of these things without stepping outside due to an interesting integration of high-rise buildings and office buildings with underground corridors.  Crystal City is made up of residential high-rises, corporate offices, hotels, office buildings, shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.  Crystal City is conveniently centered along Jefferson Davis Highway, south of The

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